The Apple Watch supports Apple Pay without any need for an iPhone nearby. The only reason the Apple Watch needs an iPhone at all is for software updates and data syncing. One can leave the iPhone at home and Apple Pay still works fine using an Apple Watch. I'll buy an Apple Watch when they are thinner. I expect a 4" iPhone with a more up-to-date feature set than the iPhone 5S will be released first.
9/12/15 at 12:22am